arm·rest | \-ˌrest \

Definition of armrest 

: a support for the arm

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The agency didn’t adopt such rules but some airlines allow passengers with nut allergies to board early to wipe down seats, trays and armrests of any leftover peanut residue from previous flights. Hugo Martin,, "Peanut allergies spur Southwest to switch its free onboard snacks," 10 July 2018 Seats, door panels and armrests are covered with perforated and quilted leather with contrast double-stitching and leather piping. star-telegram, "Infiniti QX80 full-size luxury SUV brings elegance, technology to the family hauler," 30 June 2018 There's a fold-down armrest and cup holder for rear passengers, along with three 5W USB ports for charging devices. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "A sports car in SUV clothing: The Jaguar E-Pace reviewed," 28 June 2018 Anyway, in the Kawaii! Room car, the company is outfitting windows, walls, floors, head, and armrests in Hello Kitty garb, while riders who reserve a ticket will be able to take pictures in a themed photo booth with a giant Hello Kitty doll. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Hello Kitty bullet train unveiled in Japan," 27 June 2018 An automatic climate control system works with the top down, extending open-air driving season with features such as heating behind your neck and heated armrests in addition to the requisite front and rear heated seats. Andy Mikonis,, "Auto review: Mercedes-Benz S560 Cabriolet options over $150,000 of drop-top luxury," 13 June 2018 And there is another USB charging port in the armrest-console box. Mark Maynard,, "2018 Kia Niro PHEV: The future of plug-and-play," 13 July 2018 Storage under the front passenger armrest has been expanded, with the underside of the lid reshaped to create a 5.4-liter compartment. star-telegram, "Infiniti QX80 full-size luxury SUV brings elegance, technology to the family hauler," 30 June 2018 The Limited Premium’s second-row seats have dual armrests, along with leg and foot support. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Toyota Sienna gets some upgrades for 2018, including new front end," 7 July 2018

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of armrest

: the part of a seat in a car, an airplane, etc., that supports your arm

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